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Edward Blore: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8170

Scope and Contents

This group of letters, written (with two exceptions) to Edward Blore by prominent contemporaries, was probably preserved primarily as an autograph collection. It covers the period between 1828 and 1869, but most of the letters predate Blore's retirement from his architectural practice in 1849, and throw light on his work in the design, building and restoration of royal palaces, cathedrals and churches, and country houses.


  • Creation: 1828-1868


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by P.E.F.A. West, 1978.

Related Materials

The University Library also holds thirty two of Blore's business account books 1827-50 (MSS Add.3922-3953), his private account books 1818-50 (MSS Add.3954-3956), and the antiquarian collections of his father Thomas Blore (1764-1818) (MSS Add.3875-3921).

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Repository Details

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